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Males are uniform green in various nuances, with dark spots or dots, dark dorsolateral stripes, completely dark or dark with green spots; the back is usually a different color than the sides. Dark stripes from the tip of the snout to the eyes; tympanum brown or dark gray, with a green center; lips white to light brownish. Legs often with dark cross banding; belly dark with bright dispersed areas that range from white to light gray.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Malaysia, Thailand
Malaysian region distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak
Rana hosii prefers fast flowing, clear waters with rocky edges in forest areas (up to 1500m). Grossmann and Manthey (1997) observed females near rainwater streams in a meadow on the Bukit Fraser (west Malaysia) at night. The frogs are most abundant near waterfalls. During the day, males can be found hiding among the rocks along the banks. When disturbed, they jump into the water and swim upstream with a few short strokes to climb up onto the nearest rocks. Females spend the day in branch axles and bushes at 1 to 2m high (Manthey and Grossmann, 1997).
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Manthey, U. and Grossmann, W. (1997). Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, Germany.
Written by Arie van der Meijden (amphibia AT arievandermeijden.nl), research associate, MVZ, UCB
First submitted 2000-10-03
Edited by AvdM (2007-06-22)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2007 Odorrana hosii <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/5054> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 23, 2019.
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